Preimplantation genetic screening by microarray
GTR Test Accession: Help GTR000528065.2
Last updated in GTR: 2015-10-01
Last annual review date for the lab: 2023-05-22 Past due LinkOut
At a Glance
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis; Screening
Autosomal chromosomal disorder; 22q partial monosomy; 3p- syndrome; ...
24 chromosomes aneuploidy
Chromosome 1; Chromosome 10; Chromosome 11; Chromosome 12; Chromosome 13; ...
Molecular Genetics - Deletion/duplication analysis: Microarray
infertility, structural chromosomal abnormalities, X-linked disorders, inherited chromosomal syndromes, advanced …
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Reproductive decision-making
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Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory
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PGS microarray
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Standard In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) involves controlled ovarian hyperstimulation to obtain multiple (6-12) mature oocytes, in vitro fertilization, and culturing to the blastocyst stage (70-120 cells) by day 5 after fertilization. These procedures can be performed at the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at Magee-Womens Hospital​. … View more
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  • Franasiak JM, Forman EJ, Hong KH, Werner MD, Upham KM, Treff NR, Scott RT. The nature of aneuploidy with increasing age of the female partner: a review of 15,169 consecutive trophectoderm biopsies evaluated with comprehensive chromosomal screening. Fertil Steril. 2014;101(3):656-663.e1. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.11.004. Epub 2013 Dec 17. PMID: 24355045.
  • Idowu D, Merrion K, Wemmer N, Mash JG, Pettersen B, Kijacic D, Lathi RB. Pregnancy outcomes following 24-chromosome preimplantation genetic diagnosis in couples with balanced reciprocal or Robertsonian translocations. Fertil Steril. 2015;103(4):1037-42. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.12.118. Epub 2015 Feb 21. PMID: 25712573.
  • RETIRED: Technical Update: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening. Dahdouh EM, et al. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2015;37(5):451-63. doi:10.1016/s1701-2163(15)30261-9. PMID: 26168107.
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Conditions Help
Total conditions: 62
Condition/Phenotype Identifier
Test Targets
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Total analytes: 1
Analyte Associated Condition
Chromosomal regions/Mitochondria Help
Total chromosomal regions/mitochondria: 24
Chromosomal region/Mitochondrion Associated condition
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Deletion/duplication analysis
Agilent SureSelect
Clinical Information
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Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis; Screening
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Reproductive decision-making
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  • Tobler KJ, Brezina PR, Benner AT, Du L, Xu X, Kearns WG. Two different microarray technologies for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening, due to reciprocal translocation imbalances, demonstrate equivalent euploidy and clinical pregnancy rates. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2014;31(7):843-50. doi:10.1007/s10815-014-0230-3. Epub 2014 Apr 26. PMID: 24771116.

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infertility, structural chromosomal abnormalities, X-linked disorders, inherited chromosomal syndromes, advanced maternal age, repeated spontaneous abortions
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  • Changing indications for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Simpson JL, et al. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2001;183 Suppl 1:S69-75. doi:10.1016/s0303-7207(01)00573-1. PMID: 11576737.
  • Basille C, Frydman R, El Aly A, Hesters L, Fanchin R, Tachdjian G, Steffann J, LeLorc'h M, Achour-Frydman N. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis: state of the art. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009;145(1):9-13. doi:10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.04.004. Epub 2009 May 02. PMID: 19411132.
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Technical Information
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Agilent SurePrint G3 Human CGH Microarray Kit, 2x400K
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This test is evaluated for analytical validity using an established validation process utilizing abnormal and normal specimens as per CAP, ACMG, and CLIA guidelines. This microarray will screen for whole chromosome aneuploidy (trisomy and monosomy), segmental aneuplody involving chromosomal regions greater than 10 Mb in size. If more information is … View more
Assay limitations: Help
The PGS microarray analysis was developed for the sole purpose of screening for numerical chromosomal abnormalities (whole chromosome aneuploidy) with 95-98% accuracy. Microarray will not detect copy number alterations below 10 Mb in size, balanced chromosome rearrangements, such as balanced translocations or inversions, uniparental disomy or imprinting disorders, microdeletions/microduplication syndromes, … View more
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